Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. This is the kind of game that makes Wiiware a worthwhile feature, and shows that good hardcore games can be made for the system in any size.
  2. Four players, over 50 levels and some addicting gameplay make this a game we love seeing as gamers.
  3. Gyrostarr is pretty, simplistic, and straight-forward.
  4. Gyrostarr is a high score game at heart, so the lack of online leader boards to compete with distant friends is a shame. Still, fans of arcade-style twitch shooters should get plenty of entertainment out of the game, and it's reasonably priced.
  5. 72
    There usually isn't enough enemy fodder to go around, as the game is inherently simpler than we'd want.
  6. Gyrostarr is a good deal for 700 Wii Points on WiiWare. The graphics and multiplayer aspects really shine and the new twist of collecting energy is fun.
  7. If you're a shooter fan and you don't demand a lot of variety in your gaming experience, Gyrostarr is a game you are likely to enjoy.
  8. Gyrostarr is a decent game, but it needs some polish to be truly great.
  9. 60
    Gyrostarr would be great fun as part of a larger, more elaborate arcade-style space shooter set free from WiiWare limitations, but on its own the total package falls short of enjoyment and expectations.
  10. Old school sci-fi shooter with one trick but plenty of "high-score challenge" potential thanks to loads of levels and four-player split-screen support. [Oct 2008, p.75]
  11. Shoot, swerve, shoot, swerve. In space, no one can hear you snore. [Oct 2008, p.84]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 6, 2013
    The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is good, and this is a fun game to play with friends, especially with friends over! One of few Wii Ware games that is actually worth what you pay for. Full Review »